Grateful Dead Live at KPIX-TV Studios on 1967-04-08
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
(Walkin' Blues) starts out with QMS playing the song,
at 27 seconds it switches to the Dead playing it,
at 50 seconds it switches to QMS,
at 1 minute and 27 seconds it switches to the Dead,
at 1 minute and 59 seconds it switches QMS,
who finish it out to a total time of 2 minutes and 14 seconds.
Bart Wise: The cuts are carefully done, and this might be how KPIX-TV broadcast the piece. The sound quality is similar to the version of Cream Puff War. I couldn't find the other version of Grateful Dead doing "Walkin' Blues" (from 1966) to compare with this one, if I even have it. Finally, if it helps with dating the tape, the Quicksilver web site lists October 1967 as the month Jim Murray left the band.
David Sorochty: Yeah - I know what you're thinking. There are some stories about them going on the Maze show and lip synching a song. I've even seen a picture from that TV appearance where Phil I believe, was holding a broom instead of his bass to mock out the whole lip synch thing. So I thought that even though this didn't sound like the version on the 1st album at all, it would be worth a check since if it is kind of grungy, and as it turns out this is a much longer version than the one on the LP and they *definitely* are not the same. So - if this was from that TV show, maybe they recorded the audio there for the TV show and they just lip synched it later? Is it possible that this is from another TV appearance where they didn't lip synch or maybe from a radio program? Who knows? I guess I always just presumed that when they lip synched on the Maze show it was to a song off the 1st LP.
Jim Powell: Somewhere I've seen or heard Ralph Gleason quoted during this period remarking that even when San Francisco bands perform the same song, they play it differently; he gives as his example the Dead's and Quicksilver's different handling of Robert Johnson's Walkin' Blues. During his concluding remarks the announcer seems to refer to this comment. Perhaps it appeared in a passage of the show cut between Cream Puff and Pride Of Man, or between Pride and Walkin' Blues. It seems less likely that the show also included a performance of the tune by the Dead.
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Subject: The first band is the Wildflower, not Wildflowers (plural)
Subject: Fortunate to have been there
Subject: FEB 23 SAT Tonight in Miami at Magic City
Subject: Brings me back about 2 years further than
Subject: Quick Silver Messenger Service!
there's a shitload on Sugarmegs!!!
awesome recording btw! interveiw, history, and all that jam included.
Subject: good shit
how about that walkin blues?
Subject: Time Capsule of the SF Sound
Subject: KPIX review
Subject: Collection correction
Subject: Walking Blues
My take if you listen closely its QMS then GD then WF then QMS then GD then WF and then all three bands dubed/mixed together to finish the song or its ending.
I think I am right about this but I do know for sure the third singer to sing is not David Freiberg singing and he sung it for the Quick. Plus I know the sound of QMS very well and thats not Gary or John playing that solo in the third change. Anyhow, not that this matters but its still my two pennies.
Subject: Wildflowers tune
Subject: how can i download this
Sure wish they were on archive.org...
Considering the era of recording it gets two.
If you like interviews:***
Historicly interesting, check it out if you are bored.
Subject: Pigpen Walkin' Blues?!?!?!!
Five stars for the opportunity to hear Pig sing even a snippet of the ol' Robert Johnson classic.
Subject: wondering about Qms
Subject: 1967 QUICKSILVER!!!!!
even with a few drop-outs, it's by far...the gem of this whole show. I count the days until Quicksilver is allowed here, and i'll take each and every piece i can get, until then, with a smile.
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